Halloween is approaching, and that means that we can expect to be picking out a costume and dressing up for a Halloween party soon. However, if there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it would be that no Halloween costume would be complete without makeup.
For this year’s Halloween party, impress (or scare) your friends with a beautiful or scary makeup look. All you need is a few products and tools, and you’re ready to add a more complex and realistic touch to your costume.
There is something unsettling about blood; just imagine someone being coated in it. Hence, for an easy yet scary look, try using fake blood in your zombie or vampire look. The best part - fake blood is perfect for beginners because it’s almost impossible to mess up. In fact, the messier, the better!
No mystical look is complete without glitter. The Make Up For Ever Glitters is what you need to take your fairy, unicorn or mermaid look to the next level. The fine glitter is suitable to use on the face, body or hair so that you can really sparkle. Besides, you can never have too much glitter, right?
Couples who dress up together, stay together - and I’m not talking about cheesy matching T-shirts. This Halloween, grab your partner and dress up as matching skeletons with the help of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Waterproof Creme Color. Pigmented, long-wearing and waterproof, paint your skull face with ease using this creme!
If you want a flat-out scary look, then a gory SFX look is right up your alley. To make your liquid latex wound look realistic without breaking the bank, the NYX Professional Makeup Pro Lip Cream Palette has six shades of red that you can mix and match to create the perfect bloody combination.
Going for the undead costume? You can easily recreate sickly pale skin, spider veins and bruises with some eyeshadow. The ZOEVA Opulence Eyeshadow Palette has 10 shades to let you add dimension and realistic effect to your zombie look. Just head over to YouTube for tutorials and start practising!
While putting on thick coats of makeup on sensitive skin isn’t ideal, you can still have some Halloween fun with a great, vibrant lipstick. The L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick in Bloody Mary is perfect for a devil, cat or witch costume. All you need is a headband or a black robe, and you’re ready to scare the streets!
Not everyone is blessed with a full face of beard, especially if you’re a woman (duh). Thanks to Benefit’s Precisely, My Brow eyebrow pencil, you can dress up as anyone, even if you lack in the facial hair department. This eyebrow pencil can help mimic hair due to its fine and precise tip. To add, it’s waterproof and smudge-proof, making sure that your ‘beard’ stays put.
If NSFW looks are not an option for Halloween because you’re at work or in school, use some fun-coloured eyeliners and unleash your creativity! Opt for an easy yet impressive pop art look or go for the classic drawn-on cat whiskers. The Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner has a thin brush to let you draw precise lines in a single stroke.
Less is never more when it comes to jewels, diamonds and sequins. Add more sparkle and glam to your Halloween look with Too Faced’s Metallic Sparkle Lipstick. Despite being glittery, these lipsticks are full coverage and only need a single swipe to coat your lips in sparkly goodness.
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